It was nice while it lasted seeing gas prices fall below $2 per litre since July 1st.
The Ontario government reduced the tax collected at the pumps by 5 cents. Some communities saw the price drop even further, but we’re told the price is going up sometime Wednesday.
Locally, the drop in the price for regular fuel meant drivers were forking over $1.97 / litre since Friday.
Gas and Oil watchdogs are now saying the price of fuel is set to rise by at least 5 cents per litre on Wednesday regardless of the reduction in taxes.
Heyden Fuels and Convenience, located just north of the city is currently selling for $1.99 / litre. Most Esso and Shell stations in the city are posting $1.97 while Rankin based, Gen7 is currently selling for $1.77 / litre. Canadian Tire is also selling for $1.96. Prices peaked in the Sault in June when regular fuel hit $2.18 / litre for a few days. The price is expected to hit $2.03 / litre in the Sault by this weekend.